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Poster: BVD Date: May 29, 2012 5:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

Doc Watson has passed on today at 89 years young. I had the privledge of seeing Doc a time or two in the early 70s. We have lost another icon. RIP Doc.

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Poster: yesss! Date: May 29, 2012 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

matty groves- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SwOCf4My2o

a beautiful reading of this old ballad, with amazing yet understated guitar accompaniment. simple, subtle, and very soulful.

i really love this performance and, when i went to youtube just now so that i could find a link to post here, i was curious to see what some of the (typically idiotic) youtube comments would be. i was not disappointed. here is what "johny1234517" had to say about this recording: "dats the 1st time ever hearing dat song and im not the type to see 6 minutes on a song and know dat the music is going to be the same the whole way through , but fuck me that was amazing". indeed.

r.i.p. doc.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: May 30, 2012 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

Another hole in my heart....

The bluegrass circle just got a little smaller but Heaven's band is getting heavy.....

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 29, 2012 8:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

Another sad passing. RIP Doc.

Rolling in My Sweet Baby's Arms

http://tinyurl.com/7ex5tvw

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: May 29, 2012 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

The world will never know a sweeter, more generous or more humble musician - a beautiful soul who raised guitar playing to a new level. Truly one of the greatest.

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 30, 2012 5:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

Amen.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 29, 2012 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

RIP. What a long life well lived. Sad that Merle went before him. Anyway, for those that know, Merlefest is a great event. For those that don't (which is not many, if any, on this forum), here's the link:
http://www.merlefest.org/


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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 30, 2012 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

I saw him on that "Doc and Dawg" tour, with Grisman . A real link to the pre-war "Old Timey" era . He was wonderful .

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: May 29, 2012 8:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

RIP Doc.

The good news, I guess, is that the darned harp music is being drowned out up there. Hope the rock-n-roll heaven band gets together with the bluegrass heaven band for some jam sessions ...

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Poster: travisbean Date: Jun 1, 2012 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

Had the good fortune to see Doc a number of years back at a Virginia folklife fair along with a very few people. Got to sit and chat with him like we were in my own backyard at a cookout! We talked guitars and how he arrived at playing gallagher's guitars and there was a lull in the conversation and he came out with a hilarious quote I'll never forget he said "I like to tinker with lawn mowers.... but they don't let me mow much!" I think my entire beer passed through my nose!

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 29, 2012 6:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

RIP Doc

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Poster: dark.starz Date: May 29, 2012 8:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

Death is an interesting subject and a rite of passage for everyone.

The best explanation of death spoken to my eras is delivered via George Harrison's documentary "Living in the Material World".

Great great life story, one of our most talented ambassadors from the rock n roll experience.

As far as Doc is concerned, god bless, immortality preserved via the Edison talking machine!

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: May 30, 2012 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

"Death is an interesting subject and a rite of passage for everyone."

Wow, that's DEEP. Death is INTERESTING. You know, like baseball is interesting, or the way that Terrence Malick's movies are interesting. Super insightful. Thanks a lot, Rob. You know, if you used your own thoughts and voice your comments probably wouldn't come out all ass-backwards like this.

FYI - Watson was a bluegrass musician, not a "rock n roll" star.

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Poster: high flow Date: May 29, 2012 9:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUzVUNJKiDc

Sadness.

"You gettin' all them fiddle breaks!" - Doc(Will the Circle Be Unbroken)

"That's not a train....that's a horse fjordin' a stream." - Doc(Will the Circle Be Unbroken)

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 29, 2012 8:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doc Watson. Gone at 89

A toast... to doc





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